CFP: Fictions of Catholicism (9/30/04; journal issue)

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Kerry Kidd
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The New Contemplative Review, a journal formed to promote scholarship on the interface between culture and spirituality, seeks articles for its second issue, on Catholicism, due to appear in January 2005. It is hoped that this issue will explore themes relating to the histories, spiritualities, ideologies and material constructions of Catholicism in both past and contemporary cultures: subjectivity and meaning, as well as ideology, faith and questioning, bodies and the Church, medieval and medievalist accounts of Catholicism: issues of power and relationship between Catholics and non-Catholics: the Catholic Church in fiction and life-writing: the public presence of the Church in past and present. This issue will have a special medieval section, and as such articles are welcome from both medieval, 'other' historical, and contemporary specialists.
The journal may be accessed online at

In addition to the above, we particularly welcome articles which deal with the following:

Fictional representations of Catholicism

Un-Becoming Catholic: Poetry and Art

Catholicism and Women: From Mary to contraception

Homoeroticism, Transgression and the Catholic tradition

Faith biography: its forms and traditions in the Catholic faith

Growing up Catholic: Autobiographical accounts of experience from both Catholics and ex-Catholics

Catholicism on the Fringe

Please be aware that no one ideological view or perspective is required to write for this issue - you may be passionately anti-Catholic, a Marxist materialist or a Catholic monk!

Initial enquiries should be addressed to

The address for submissions is

The deadline for completed articles is 30th September 2004.

We also welcome articles on general themes.

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